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. bush's terms in office. under president obama, 6.7 million more americans have fallen intopoverty. under this president, the same one who had the utd tutter audacity to stand before cameras and speak as though he has been absolutely uninvolved in policy for the past five years. i mean an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. under president obama, the number of people receiving food stamps has risen by 50% to nearly 48 million americans. under president obama, 21.6 million americans are unemployed, underemployed or given up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration of unemployment has nearly doubled from 19.8 weeks to more than 36 weeks. today president obama joined the nearly 70% of voters who say the united states is now headed in the wrong direction. so often it seems, we say, you can't make this stuff up. joining us now author, radio talk show host, monica crowley and david webb and matt patrick, radio talk show h
court. >>> remember the president's promise that you could keep your doctor under obama care? well, now the chief architect of that plan seemingly altering the storyline yet once again. watch ezekiel emanuel with chris wallace with the new caveat. >> the president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to. if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. we know in all sorts of places you pay more for certain -- for a wider range of choices or wider range of benefits. >> joining us now, guy benson, fox news contributor and political editor at townhall.com. guy, that is not what the president promised. he did not come out and say that you can keep the doctor that you like for the last 3 1/2 years in his stump speeches, he never added that caveat that you'll have to pay more for it. right? >> the administration's revisionism is head spinning. and you watch that clip and that exchange from "fox news sunday" yesterday and it really does speak for itself. this preside
people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. though he's not under 30, president obama plans to buy health care through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out of pocket costs, because it will not be taxpayer-subsidi taxpayer-subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in the accident. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after paul walker got into the passenger seat of this porsche. a law enforcement source tells nbc rules it did not involve drag racing. it was a single-car crash. the source says the car was driving 40 to 45 miles per hour when it came to a bend in the road. where the speed limit drops to 15. in that vicinity the driver apparently lost control. we spoke with paul walker's father. who told us what he'll miss most about his son. >> the way paul gave me a hug, he really -- he hugged me with like, a special special thing. >> reporter: walker wa
whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 7-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed distraught father on fox news. even the house speaker john boehner climbed on board the obama hates toddlers bandwagon, after saying he learned obama wouldn't cover his baby. now, hearing this story you may ask yourself the question any journalist writing the story or producer doing a segment about it, or any person with just basic common sense would be asking, could it possibly be the case that obama was denying coverage to a toddler? well, the answer, that very good question is no, of course not. of course not, that is not true. a spokesp
under president obama. bill: 54-56% disapprove to how the president is handling foreign policy. 2/3 in that pew survey believe americans view greater involvement in the global economy is a greater thing. meaning when america is a strong country it's better for the world. >> we have seen that throughout history. and when we see economies like china coming up it's important to have our own economy keep going. people like to complain about america, but when something happens in the world, the philippines, the typhoon there, when something happens in the world guess who is the first country to go, the united states military and the charities. we are divide as a country on political lines. republicans and democrats are split on how they see our influence in the world. the democrats believe the president has broken his promises. he said we would leave iraq, afghanistan and close guantanamo bay. republicans are saying don't be apologizing for guantanamo bay when you are on foreign tour. bill: what do you think the apology tour did to our view of ourselves in the world? >> when you have t
-pays and deductibles triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> so domenico, we know everyone covered it when he finally signed up for health care without delay on the website. that was before the fix. but what do we know regarding his premiums and what he said today. >> that's about the extent of it, tamron. we know earlier he had tried to sign up, and they made a little bit of a show of it where the site had frozen up. this is part of the republican effort to use individual stories. now the speaker is using himself to say that in some cases, for some people, their premiums are going to go up. conversely, we're seeing the president come at this from the other angle and talk about people with pre-existing conditions and people who do benefit from the law. you know, so we have these two sides going at each other, not necessarily talking about how bad the website is anymore, obviously. because he was able to get through. now they're back to sort of the older talking points that we'd been hearing in the lead-up to this. >> regarding numbers and more information, we didn't get tha
attacked. i had no idea, of course, of how badly it would become under obama care where all of those trends are really accentuated. even though medicine say wonderfully noble life, i felt outside the walls of the hospital there was history going on, az know you know as your involvement in politics. you want to be involved in that because so much, so much of other people's lives depend on getting it right. >> this book in many ways, i think, introduced people to who you are. they see you on special report. they know what you think. they know what you believe. they read your column. the personal side of charles krauthammer had never been revealed like this. was any of the reluctance to sort of open yourself up like that because of the background of psychiatry and you want to analyze others and didn't want to let others see you? did that have anything to do with it at all? >> um not sure that that's the reason. i think it's because when i write my column i try not to use the word i. this is in contrast to a certain president of the united states who can't leer his throat without saying the wor
in after state benefits have run out and it was a program started under bush and continued under obama. it went from 99 weeks to 73. i don't know what the right number is but i do know that the 1.3 million americans who are getting unemployment benefits and having the stop on the 28th is bad politics and bad policy. >> today, john boehner told reporters at the presidents real focus ought to be on creating a better environment for our economy and creating more jobs for the american people. those jobs were there, shovel ready jobs that president obama spoke of often, would we be having this discussion about benefits? >> the unemployment rate has gone down from 2000 eight. whether there are enough or not, that is what politicians can debate around the edges. peoplelion, these are who come from all walks of life, white-collar, blue-collar and they need this assistance and what is also happening is some brinksmanship and public negotiating going on. i think they are close to a deal. it will come in higher than the sequestration rates will be hard for a lot of the republicans in the house fo
that now because obviously obama asman in the white house for five years. the market is doing well under obama. it is not something the white house trumpets. the left is a little wary of hillary clinton. that is why there has been this chatter of elizabeth warren running for president. i don't think she will, barack obama said he would not run. the left is rising up in the fighting factions of the democratic party that were united in 2012. lou: i know it has always stood me in good stead to exit the word of any potential candid that there would not run. "a-team" in moments. we will take up the issue of this fellow strike and national walkout. take a minute, check this out on twitter. you can do so. facebook, loudobbs.com buried at next, then nothing white house and mending the president did, indeed, know something, but it was not quite what everybody thought. it is complicated and has something to do with his uncle and illegal immigrants and a stunningly close relationship. we will sort it out for you next. ♪ [ driver ] today, my ambulance knew all about a bike accident, just by talkin
'll get it in the next three or four months in the private world right now. under obama care, who those. if you look at england, some of the other -- >> who knows? it is not a single payor plan, so don't say it is. it's still being run by the free market. >> what if the republicans said i have an idea, why don't you repeal the corporate welfare part of this bill. see what he would say about that. that's actually smart. then you put it on him to say, no, i'm not going to repeal the corporate welfare part of this bill because if they do, then insurance companies can't make a profit which means that obama care as designed as we all know is going to fail. how about that? >> the problem is that -- >> bob, the president hasn't taken any of the republican ideas because he doesn't want them. this is about blaming somebody. >> but the bottom line is i guess they have no wi-fi in the white house, he still hasn't signed up. >> he has to wait until the website works. >> somebody better be under that computer with things that go like this -- >> he will not be doing it live. it will be a still shot.
credit for president barak obama under his war on obama care? >> no, first of all, i think it's important to point out he has actually tried to go beyond what he promised now. in many places he will be able do that. >> you will take credit for na? >> no, i waited for him to say he felt badly about it. the truth is the law that he signed did grandfather in the policies that were in expense when he signed the law. >> very helpful of him. welcome back to "morning joe.". >> doing all he can. >> i can see that. >> he can get that intensity. he looks good in his sherbet pants. he has a chocolate shoe to go with it. i don't understand it. >> very dutch. >> dutch? >> very protestant. >> very protestant. >> i like it. >> sorry. yes, ma'am. >> you should know, volunteer. >> i got the illusion. >> it's a little. >> go ahead. >> a little lily pulitzer. >> i don't know about that. >> meacham is here and former white housed a very for policy and vice provost for global initiatives at the university of pennsylvania dr. zeke emanuel. zeke, if i called you, would you call me back? >> absolutely. always do
. -- double. my copays and deductibles triple under obama -- obamacare. i'm thrilled to death. >> jay carney previously indicated the president is likely to sign up as well. >> thank you very much. ed henry at the white house. well to the fast food protest, is this really about the workers or are unrons pulling a fast one? hermon -- herman cane after this. it's donut friday at the office. and i'm low man on the totem pole. so every friday morning they send me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer i
." >>> under obama care, businesses and organizations are required to provide employees with support for contraceptions. that is a problem for some religious businesses like the university of notre dame. now a majority of students on campus support that move on the part of noter dame. joining me now is a junior there who is a columnist for the school's paper, the observer. how are your fellow students at notre dame reacting to the lawsuit because i'm sure there is some buzz about it? >> the students do support the university's effort to file this lawsuit. when students choose to go to no notre dame, they use a catholic education. and when they feel it's being threatened by the government, students are supporting it. >> it's not so much about contraceptives per se, but it's about rjts liberty and if notre dame can operate with full conscious and faith because they're saying you can believe, but you can't believe that much. >> exactly, i think everyone would agree that you give the government one inch and you take a mile. you give them an opportunity to intrude on religious liberty fro
boehner and rand paul, you've got company. another republican is covered under obama care. and there is more success stories emerging. >>> and so many on the right are still attempting to rewrite history when it comes to nelson mandela. why it's a betrayal of history. coming up. [ woman ] too weak. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene. available as an oral rinse, toothpaste, spray or gel, biotene can provide soothing relief, and it helps keep your mouth healthy, too. remember, while your medication is doing you good, a dry mouth isn't. biotene -- for people who suffer from dry mouth. >>> guess what, "politicsnation." your christmas shopping is officially done. i present to you the brand new ted cruz coloring book. yes, america,
. >> obviously, i don't share richard's view. and what we are trying to do as democrats under president obama's leadership is focus on what most people's priority is which is creating jobs and getting the economy to turn around and long-term issues and get a handle on the safety net programs like social security and medicare. that is the appropriate role for the government and i think most americans agree. which is why they reelected president obama. >> do you think richard's concern? he feels it is being put on him. is that a fair concern? >> i really don't. in this case, accusations like he unfortunately chose to do isn't constructive. i wish folks like him would step back, listen and engage in dialogue and understand the other side's point of view. when you here talk like his, it is evident he is watching fox news and gets the information mostly from right-wing conservative sources and isn't open to other points of view. and that is why i wrote the book. hopefully someone finds a way to see we have to try to work together and not dig in so hard and accept everything we hear from one side o
that they're worried about. 51% say they believe that under obama care the cost of health care will go up while 44% believe the quality of care will go down. now for the financial assumptions, the affordable care act to work, fully 4 0% of enrollees have to be below the age of 35. the poll clearly shows the numbers are not there. director of harvard's institute of politics conducted the poll. >> the president's in a tough spot, declining approval ratings, young people who don't support a policy initiative, who don't want to sign up. and that could lead to either further problems down the road for his signature initiatives. >> grayson believes that the white house only has a short period of time to convince these millennials that the plan is a good thing for them. or, neil, the whole risk is at risk of coming crashing down. >> thank you very much. >>> it's not just young people. president obama is also trying to convince a number of state insurance commissioners to get on board with the plan to extend the canceled plans, at least for a year. ben nelson, former democratic senator, who suppo
replacement, you'll get it in the next three or four months in the private world right now. under obama care, who knows? if you look at england -- >> who knows? >> here's something. >> it is not -- i wish it were, but it's not a single payer plan. don't say it is. it is still being run by the free market. >> what if the republicans came forward and said, i have an idea, mr. president, why don't you repeal the corporate welfare part of this bill, see what he would say about that. that's actually smart. then you put it on him to say, no, i'm not going to repair the corporate welfare part of this bill, because if you do, obama care as designed is going to fail. >> well, the problem is -- >> how about that? how about them apples, bob? >> he hasn't taken any of it -- >> for medicare, there's an idea. >> it's about blaming somebody. >> it still hasn't signed up. >> that's got me worried. he goes to that site to sign up, it damn well better work. somebody better be under the computer with things like this. >> he won't be doing it live and he still has his own doctor. lucky him. >>> this 11-year-old
's the hour. lots of americans with modest incomes are facing higher deductibles under president obama's healthcare law, according to "the wall street journal," which cites a report from a company that compares health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000 a year and also claims the average deductible for individual plans before much of the law went into effect was just about 3-1/2 thousand dollars. the deadline to apply for own kaz is two weeks away. we're learning a new feature that just went live at healthcare.gov. >> for the first time without an account or password you can see your deductible and all out of pocket costs on a screen that shows your premium, but just because the numbers are easy to fine doesn't mean they're easy on the bank account because the average deductible that pops up is 42% higher than it used to be. that's what the study fund looking at 34 states on the marketplace. now some tech experts are saying this window shopping feature doesn't help healthcare.gov run an
to believe that congress will grind to a halt under the threat that president obama will rewrite its handiwork. >> would you argue that that is indeed happening right now? as you try to work out differences between various perspectives on a piece of legislation, those who may be asked to give something that they think the president agrees with them on might say, why should i give on that? i can get that changed or done unilaterally by the executive branch. or the party that wants to achieve that says, why should i agree to it? >> you could imagine such a negotiation about the effective date of obamacare. after the statute is passed, president obama decides that the effective date is regardless of what congress wants. >> mr. turley, the constitution's system of separated powers is not simply about stopping one branch of government usurping another. it is about protecting the liberty of americans from the dangers of concentrated government power. how does the president's unilateral modification of acts of congress affect both the balance of power between the political branches and the
are losing. according to the commonwealth fund, states not expanding medicaid under obama care will collectively lose more than 35 billion in federal funds in 2022 alone. this report covered 20 states all with republican governors and/or state legislatures that refuse to expand medicaid under the law after the u.s. supreme court made it optional in june. joining me now is kentucky governor steve bashir. sir, we talked about this and the success your state has seen because it's being held up as the state of success. all of whom are now eligible to be covered either through medicaid expansion or your state-run health exchange. your state's success was a result of planning and testing, but i'm curious, have you heard from other governors or state officials outside of the boundaries here that look at your success and want to know how you got this right and how they can replicate that in their own states? >> i've talked to some other governors as well as our staff talking to their staffs and trying to help out in any way we can. obviously, each state is unique that's why i am will s
. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after botching the website's launch on october 1st says the site is better. much better. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar at the white house with more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, carol. hhs officials say that over the course of the last couple months, there have been more than 400 fixes to healthcare.gov. at this point the capacity is at 50,000 users at a time being able to access the website and they have response rates down to less than a second. if folks go on the website, things should be moving a little more quickly. of course it's not just what consumers, people who are going on the website see that matters here, it's also insurers who take information from consumers and enroll them into insurance plans and there's still issues there it appears. a spokesman for the industry group that represents insurance companies saying there's still a number of problems with the back-end systems. insurers are still getting enrollment files that have dupe plative and have missing or inactive information and
an aspirin regimen. >>> >>> president obama's job approval now 16 points under water. the latest polling average showed just 40% approval, 56% disapproval. that and the unpopularity of obama care has given republicans the edge in a generic congressional ballot. the gop is holding a three-point lead. so republicans had trailed by nearly seven points this time last month. now it's all turned around. what's their strategy going to be to maintain momentum into next year's mid-term elections and can they reach out to the blue states? i think that's the key. here now is ace political reporter and cnbc contributor robert costa. can they reach out to the blue states, bob costa? >> reporter: it's going to be difficult, larry. republicans right now are trying to to have a narrow focus on obama care, to put pressure on blue state senate democrats like mark pryor and mary landrieu. there's new sites they're coming out trying to hammer that message to independent voters in blue states. >> if they do that -- let's go into the heart of it. michigan and california and new york -- stranger things have ha
to prevent enforcement of constitutional wrights, the surveillance that we have seen under bush or obama. surveillance of the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i'm particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president, in interpreting the law, in refusing to interpret the law in a way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforcing the law and demanding that he enforce the law on the dates in a way that the person making that demand would destroy the law is not taking care of the -- i would say it is the other way around. it is the duty of the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementations of the law. the fact that people want to sabotage the law and want it not to work and say hey, he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make the law work, talk about hypocrisy. >> let me ask a question. have you made my -- having made my statement. judge cavanagh, the
to a halt under the threat that president obama will rewrite it anywhere. >> could you argue that it's happening right now as you try to work out differences between the various perspectives on a piece of legislation those that may be asked to get something they think the president agrees with them on mike say why should i give up on that because they n get a change done unilaterally by the executive branch. >> you could imagine such a negotiation about the effective date of obamacare. after the statute is passed via decide what the congress wants. gridlock is almost quite a predictable result. >> professor turley, the constitution of the breed of power isn't simply about stopping one branch of government from usurping another. it's about protecting the liberty of american of concentrated government power. how does the modification of act of congress affect the balance of power between the political branches into the liberty interest of the american people? >> the danger is quite severe. the problem with the president is doing is that he spoke simply posing a danger to the constituti
. >> reporter: but republicans argue the president should look in the mirror. >> under president obama, our country has fallen into what i'll call a new normal. slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. >> people on the streets right now are protesting because they want a higher minimum wage. they are saying they're not feeling it. >> the fact is the president has long supported policies and continues to support policies and has taken action on policies that go right at this issue. that work is not done. >> reporter: and there was one small glimmer of hope for bipartisanship on the economy. president obama called for an extension of the unemployment benefits by the end of the year and after hearing that house speaker john boehner said he will take a look at it. the way things have been going here in washington lately, wolf, that almost qualifies as a holiday miracle. >> that's a good point as well. jim acosta, thanks very much. gloria borger is here. she's our chief political analyst. why isn't the white house, gloria, making more of these positive numbers? >> you know, as ji
is after five years of living under president obama, you know, he has little to show for what he's done for the black community. in fact if you want to focus on his health care law, his health care law has cost jobs, particularly, you know, jobs in the black community. an he's done very little to speed up the job prospects of millions in black america and millions of americans across the country. so while we're focused on, you know, trying to create jobs, private sector jobs, good-paying jobs, career-making jobs, i would ask, you know, what exactly has the president done for the black community? and the effects of his policies, the effects of president obama's policies -- >> why didn't the jobs act pass in the house? >> you can ask house republicans. or house democrats. >> but that was a led niinitiate by president obama and had the support that it needed from the democratic side. why didn't that initiative move further through the house? >> yeah. you know, a lot of the president's economic policies are based on tax and spend initiatives, things that we've tried in the past and that hav
impact." but under president obama, america's spending more money on education than any other nation in the world. also, taxes have been going up. and we have record debt. but the left wants more spending and even higher taxes. simply put, the big government spending machine has not helped the economy very much. but again, liberal theory trumps results. >> the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth is heartbreaking enough, but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. >> well, it certainly offends me. if children are not getting a good education or do not have proper health care, i'm offended. but you cannot bankrupt the entire nation on some ideological quest for income equality. in a capitalistic system, that's impossible. a "wall street journal" editorial yesterday was blunt -- "mr. obama returned to his favorite theme of rising income inequality. he ought to know since few presidents h
unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion overwhelmingly. health carethe good bill. tha
to "the wall street journal" average deductible for an individual was $3600. under obama care care's bronze plan that soars to over $5,000. that is 42% increase. that is the lowest priced coverage on the exchange. stu varney, he is the host of "varney & company" on fox business network. stu, how do you think people are going to react? >> people will say, what did i do to deserve this after all you pay your taxes, work for a living. you've been forced to change your doctor. you've been forced to pay more for inwhich you may or may not need but the second sticker shock which is as you point out, heather, deductibles. the study was done by health pockket incorporated which studies this kind of thing. the federal exchanges, they found out the bronze plan has an average deductible for individuals of $5081. let's point out that is money you've got to shell out from your own pocket before insurance coverage kicks in. $5081 for the bronze plan. i don't think that is affordable to a lot of people, heather. >> i thought it was interesting, they were taking a look at say one woman having a ba
there are other problems under obama care. policies have higher deductibles. the average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on health care.gov is more than $5,000. >> u-t says bob filner will be facing sense snensing today. >>> "usa today" looks at a passenger who fell asleep on his flight. he found himself locked on a cold empty plane on friday and the crew of united express express jet did not notice him during layover in houston. he called his girlfriend who called united who called him out. >> when he called his girlfriend she did not miss it. >> how do you miss a sleeping guy in a chair. >> meant to be there. i fell asleep. >> i'm left on a plane. >> that would induce panic. >> i wonder if anyone's going to lose their job. i don't know. >> no, i don't think so. >> or a girlfriend. >> better yet. that's right. >>> okay. speaking of one of our favorite royals, prince harry, your favorite charlie. >> he's my guy. >> his charity race to the south pole has been suspended. for the past week he walked with a team of wounded warriors. they were raci
and that obama care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you because it is working better now and it's just going to keep on working better over time. every day, i check to make sure that it's working better. >> in the meantime, a treasury department watchdog is noting potential problems come tax season. the inspector general says existing irs systems do not have the capability to detect fraud when it comes to the subsidies set up to help people buy insurance in the form of tax credits. administration officials say the irs aggressively safeguards its systems to combat fraud and that the health care system is no exception. >>> the results of actor paul walker's autopsy are expected to be released today. he and his friend were killed in a fiery and tragic car crash moments after this photo was taken of the "fast and furious" actor stepping into a 2005 red porsche. the autopsy would confirm it. investigators they they don't believe they w
and was advised, no, they don't allow children to be on family plans under 2 years of able. >> obama care doesn't cover babies? is that true or false? false. it turns out the reason this particular dad did not get coverage for his baby is he forgot to list the baby when he signed up for insurance. quoting capitol, new york, the mixup appears to be routed in the dad's application, which originally listed three of his children when he has four. when the clerical error was discovered, it was fixed, except by john boehner, who is still pedaling the story as true. i'm not sure i expect fox news to correct the story, but don't you expect the speaker of the house to? next up, true or false -- that was amazing. sorry. the desk like ate it. true or false, president obama is closing the u.s. embassy at the vatican? from the conservative washington times newspaper, obama's call to close vatican embassy is slap in the face to roman catholics. they say obama insults catholics in vatican embassy shutdown. jeb bush said hopefully it's not retribution for catholics opposing health care. they called it just the
enrolled. >> there is almost no possible foul up that isn't occurring to this process under obama care. people being enrolled in names that aren't theirs, having their children enrolled under their names. the cruelest irony of all is that obama care was passed on the promise it would bring insurance to the uninsured, health care to people who couldn't get it and the opposite is true. more have lost their health care that have gained it so far. the cruelest of the cruelest is some don't know. if they wind up sick, believing they're covered by health insurance find out they're no the. >> you think because of how important this program is to the president, the president's legacy and his signature program, he would be having meeting after meeting with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius to make sure we are on par, going to nail this thing. when we roll this out it's going to be a success. more scrutiny paid to how much time president obama actually devoted to meeting one on one with kathleen sebelius. peter went through these gia logs of the institute logbooks this week a
the website's ability to hold up as those who haven't been able to enroll under obama care rush to do so now, before the looming deadline. a new health insurance marketplace, meanwhile, is allowing consumers to bypass healthcare.gov. gohealth is an online portal for finding health insurance coverage. clint jones is the ceo. and he joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> what can your website do? can it enroll people in plans? >> yes, we can. we've been live now just over a week, successfully helping consumers enroll in federal marketplace plans. >> okay. so there are others, healthsure, another private sector insurance group we had on, how long did it take you to get up and running? >> working on integration a little over a year, with cms and the federal government. so now we have the ability to tap into the federal data hub to help consumers get the subsidy information so we can apply that to their premium to see what out of pocket expenses they'll face. >> this was done working with the administration to some extent? >> that is true. we've again been negotiating for about a year no
and his popularity. take a rook at the black unemployment rate which has pretty much doubled under obama's first term and his support in that community is, obviously, really, really strong. so, you know, the truth is this is part of a much larger sort of plan that obama has to fix, from the his perspective, income inequality. the health care plan is not just about delivering health care, it's about making this a more even, flatter society. i think this is part of the great motivation behind it. so it's of a piece of a world view. martha: chris, one last thought on. hispanics also seem to be liking the president a little bit less lately. you know, is it part of a larger piece, and what would conservatives take away from these issues and these numbers, do you think? >> when the president was being gently nuzzled yesterday in his interview with chris matthews -- [laughter] the point on which matthews insisted on pressing the president was why aren't you delivering on the excellence that you are capable of, why aren't you more excellent? and as he was pushing, the president continued to say,
talking about today as well. our own robert frank tweeting earlier inequality irony. under obama america has added 2.3 million millionaires. an increase from 6.7 to 9 million plus, and he's been following a lot of that coverage for us. jeff hull tweeting the word strong appears 69 times in today's beige book, down from 99 in the october 16 release. haven't really had a chance to talk much about the beige book but did have an undercurrent of weakness, confusing given some of the other pockets of strength that we've seen. also this story. after uber saying it's going to deliver christmas trees in some cities conor saying i'm wonder if we'll look back at uber as just a car service as we did look the at amazon as being just for books back in 1988. >> phil and i were talking how far we've come as a country, as a nation, as citizens, technology just in the last 0 years. just staggering. >> i think about warren buffett. remember when he was skeptical about a microsoft or about an apple as investments because they weren't -- didn't fall into his understandability. >> i don't know it. >> and toda
in that 40-plus, going to 50, wanting to go to 75, and under obama care, this arbitrary selection of 50 now defining a large corporation doesn't fit with the entrepreneurial spirit. so in the same, you know, what do you think, yes or no, do you think we should increase beyond 50 the number of ftes that would trigger the affordable care act? i don't know if it's 100 or 150, but do you believe that 50 is too low and stifles job creation, and, therefore, we as congress should increase it to a number higher than 50? >> i think the bright line test of a certain number of people is the wrong test. you need a facts and circumstances test on who has day-to-day control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing that happens beyond -- that happens at 50 will happen beyond 50, whether there's 75, 100, 150 or 500. >> ms. bogardos? >> as for the 50-employee rule, i agree increasing it would alleviate a number of issues, but there would have to be a change to the statute itself. >> mr. winstanley? >> i think the challenge comes in that every industry can't be put in the same box. i think in the evaluation
worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanamo remains open despite the president's pledge to close it during his anytime office, i think that the obama administration doesn't want to capture too many people. so the kill-capture program has generally become a kill program. and so at the end of the day, i think the enduring legacy for president obama on the issues i cover is that he made possible a continuation of the bush-cheney counterterrorism apparatus. i imagine dick cheney fly fishing on his boat somewhere in wyoming, you know, sort of having a good chuckle and saying, you know, thank god obama was president because the next time we're in power, we're going to be able to cont
africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say? >> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room in the lounge and receiving people throughout the day. she will be essentially sitting in that position welcoming visitors and there are a lot of visitors. political leaders, friends. people from across south africa that have some sort of importance and they are coming to pay their respects to the widow. we are also hearing from mandela's closest assistant who has worked for him for nearly 20 years, and she
the "fast and furious" documents that president obama is withholding from congress under executive privilege. >> what are those documents? what do they say? what is in there that won't be turned over? >> reporter: after two transfers dodson is now working out of atf's tucson office. they tried to block it saying it would hurt morale but would eventually clear it. he said the only danger of the book is it empowers other would-be whistle blowers. >> it tells people out there you know what, you can make a decision, you can make a choice. you can say no and stand up and take a stand against the agency. and they don't want that to get out there. >> atf says it encourages anyone who sees wrongdoing to report it through the prop everyer channels but had no comment on dodson or his book. the justice department says he's free to speak out about his experiences and publish his book but is forbidden from accepting compensation for it under ethics rules. dobson says the book will be published with or without compensation. norah and charlie. >>> florida state is the new numbe
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